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  • Jobs for Change: Towards a Non-Profit Career

    Lori Halley 15 May 2009 0 comments
    Just in time for a fresh crop of job-seeking graduates, Change.org has launched Jobs for Change . It's a new listing service that aims to hook up job-seekers in the United States with career opportunities in the nonprofit, government, and social enterprise...
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  • What Else Can We Talk About? 10 Years Since The Cluetrain Manifesto

    Lori Halley 28 April 2009 4 comments
    Ten years ago, Rick Levine, Christopher Locke, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger laid out 95 principles for communicating with customers online. The Cluetrain Manifesto , sounded a visionary wake-up call that the Internet would change — was already...
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  • 6 Free Webinars from Nonprofit Technology Conference 2009

    Lori Halley 17 April 2009 0 comments
    On April 27 and 28, 2009, NTEN.org will offer 6 sessions from the 2009 Nonprofit Technology Conference as a series of free webinars, with topics ranging from SEO to online/community organizing, to social media campaigns, and more.
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  • When Rewarding Your Donors Can Backfire

    Lori Halley 09 April 2009 1 comments
    Technology can make it much more convenient for people to follow through on pledges and donations, but what motivates donors to reach for their wallets or credit cards in the first place? What’s in it for your donors? Rewards for donation may be tangible...
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  • Facebook's New Public Profile Pages: Good News for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 09 March 2009 17 comments
    Facebook's announcement of Public Profile Pages means nonprofits will be able to "share all types of content with an unlimited number of users" and Facebook users will be able to comment on their posted content. It's a giant step forward for nonprofit outreach on Facebook.
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  • Recession May Encourage More Creative Donations to Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 06 March 2009 4 comments
    When corporate donors and sponsors are forced by a recession to rein in their spending, charitable donations can take a hard hit. Yet the motivations for giving have not changed. Business owners still want to help a good cause, as well as get a tax...
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  • Budget-Stretching Help for Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 26 January 2009 0 comments
    When a recession hits, non-profit organizations can do three things to keep on an even financial keel: 1.) Increase your income, 2.) Cut your costs, and 3.) Use your resources more effectively. Two recent articles from Fieldstone Alliance give practical advice to help nonprofits get by in tough economic times.
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  • Motivating Your Volunteers: Needs, Barriers, and Psychology 101

    Lori Halley 22 January 2009 8 comments
    Finding ways to reward and motivate volunteers is a perpetual challenge for nonprofits. We can create opportunities to volunteer that meet the needs of our supporters, or we can remove the barriers that keep them from volunteering. Ideally, we’ll do both - but removing the barriers must come first, if volunteer activities are to compete for time and attention in a busy world.
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  • Wanted: New Blood for an Aging Nonprofit Sector

    Lori Halley 15 January 2009 2 comments
    As our population ages, so does the membership of most nonprofits and associations. We know that, intellectually, yes, but the real impact can sneak up on an organization: One day, you’re humming along just fine — and the next, planning a major event,...
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  • Reddit to Rally Volunteers for Needy Nonprofits

    Lori Halley 22 December 2008 0 comments
    Last year, social bookmarking site Reddit partnered up to raise over $3,000 for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF.org), a non-profit selected by the website’s users to benefit from the fund-raising drive. This year, they’re trying something different...
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  • Wild Apricot News: New Year's Resolution for Charities from Wild Apricot

    Lori Halley 16 December 2008 0 comments
    Wild Apricot offers some simple New Year's Resolutions for charities that are sure to get 2009 off to a successful start Toronto, ON December 16, 2008 -- The holidays are traditionally the time to make New Year's Resolutions. For 2009, charitable organizations,...
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  • Web 2.0 Websites on a Small Budget

    Lori Halley 14 November 2008 4 comments
    Internet users are getting used to — and expecting, even demanding — greater levels of interactivity in the websites they visit. They're looking for websites that are much more than a simple digital publication. Websites that engage them in some active...
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  • How Do You Thank Your Volunteers?

    Lori Halley 06 October 2008 5 comments
    Thank you. It’s a powerful pair of words, and that simple statement of appreciation, spoken one-on-one, can go a long way to tell volunteers how much their work is valued — but you want to do more. A special effort or long-term commitment, in particular,...
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  • Selling Nonprofits to Generation Y - on Paper

    Lori Halley 02 October 2008 1 comments
    Nonprofits often take lessons from corporate research into what drives the "citizen-consumer" — especially teens and young adults, the first generation born into this high-speed, high-tech world. Miriam Kagan (GenerationYGive) has been wondering, along those lines, could catalogs be Gen Y’s version of direct mail?
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  • Will Digg Make a Category for Nonprofits?

    Lori Halley 30 September 2008 5 comments
    Arguably the most influential of social bookmarking sites, Digg.com is often both criticized and commended for having a narrow topic focus. With big changes in the works at Digg right now, what are the odds that the site might broaden its horizons,...
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